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Meaghan & Jerry Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Inn at the Round Barn Farm Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Meaghan and Jerry grew up together-graduating from the same high school- but did not start dating until their Junior year of college. Jerry attended Norwich University and Meaghan went to Saint Michael’s College. The couple spent a lot of time exploring Burlington and so it was only fitting that the Queen City was where Jerry proposed to Meaghan, during a surprise weekend getaway.

Even though Meaghan had moved to Massachusetts, and Jerry was stationed at Fort Sill, the couple knew that Vermont was where they had to have their wedding. Once they visited the Inn at the Round Barn Farm they fell in love with the picture perfect barn and scenery. Not the mention the delicious food!

Meaghan and Jerry’s advice to other couples planning a wedding is: “Don’t sweat the small stuff. I unexpectedly started a new job two months before our wedding and with that didn’t have time to finish some of the smaller things. At the end of the day those little details didn’t effect the day. Also, don’t let vendors and venues convince you to spend excess money on minor details that your guest won't even notice.”

Meaghan & Jerry Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Inn at the Round Barn Farm Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Meaghan & Jerry Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Inn at the Round Barn Farm Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Meaghan & Jerry Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Inn at the Round Barn Farm Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Meaghan & Jerry Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Inn at the Round Barn Farm Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Meaghan & Jerry Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Inn at the Round Barn Farm Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Meaghan & Jerry Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Inn at the Round Barn Farm Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Meaghan & Jerry Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Inn at the Round Barn Farm Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured vendors:  VENUE, CATERING, ACCOMMODATIONS, REHEARSAL DINNER: The Inn at the Round Barn FarmPHOTOGRAPHER: Eric Foley PhotographyFLORIST: Mauli McDonald - Art of NatureCEREMONY: Saint Andrew Church | OTHER ACCOMMODATIONS: Mad River Barn, Sugarbush InnDJ & PHOTO BOOTH: Crown EntertainmentCAKE: Sweet Simone’sWEDDING GOWN: Judd WaddellALTERATIONS: Allegria BridalFORMAL WEAR: Jos A. BanksHAIR & MAKEUP: Stoweflake Mountain Resort and SpaVIDEOGRAPHER: Sean McLaughlin | AFTER PARTY: Mad River BarnTRANSPORTATION: Classic Limo Service, First Student, and Sutton Luxury LimousineFAVORS: Koozies, Etsy | INVITATIONS: The Paper StoreWEDDING PLANNER: Amy Piper, Signature Events WEDDING OFFICIANT: Rev. James Laughlin | JEWELRY: Descenza DiamondsBEER ON DRAFT: Switchback 

 

Suzanne and Joe Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Themed Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Suzanne and Joe wanted to keep their wedding as "Vermont" as possible, working with many amazing local vendors to bring their vision to life. From the cozy rooms at the Inn at Weathersfield, to the antler centerpieces (a nod to Joe's passion for hunting), their efforts resulted in a hearfelt and home spun celebration full of Vermont charm. The menu at their rehearsal dinner and the reception was mostly sourced from Vermont, and they gave each guest a small burlap bag filled with amazing locally made products. Suzanne and Joe are both from Vermont and could not have imagined having their wedding anywhere else.

Suzanne and Joe Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Themed Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Suzanne and Joe Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Themed Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Suzanne and Joe Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Themed Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Suzanne and Joe Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Themed Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Suzanne and Joe Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Themed Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Suzanne and Joe Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Themed Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

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Suzanne and Joe Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Themed Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Suzanne and Joe Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Themed Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionals | LIGHTING & RENTALS: Celebration Rentals | PHOTOGRAPHY: Andy Duback PhotographyVENUE, ACCOMMODATIONS, CATERING, BAR SERVICE: The Inn at Weathersfield | CAKE: Irene's Cake by DesignWEDDING GOWN: Marry and Tux Bridal | FORMAL WEAR: JC Penney | BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: Aliber's Bridal | FLORAL DESIGN: Jasper and PrudenceDJ SERVICES: Top Hat EntertainmentHAIR STYLIST: Boccaccio's Salon | MAKEUP ARTIST: Sarah Robinson from Indigo SalonINVITATIONS: Wedding Paper DivasCALLIGRAPHY: Jennifer Medler Rock | CEREMONY MUSICIANS: Ensemble AeviaTRANSPORTATION: Butler Bus Services and Hanover LimoWEDDING REGISTRY & GIFTS: Amazon, Macy's, Pottery BarnWooden parking sign: Chris' Custom Carvings

 

Jessica and Justin Cape Cod Wedding Inspiration | Beachside Wedding and Clambake | Vermont Bride Magazine

In case the snow is starting to get to you, we thought it would be nice to share a sunny, warm celebration on the beach! With softly flowing beach grass and a quintessential East Coast stone staircase leading to a ceremony overlooking the Atlantic, we hope Jessica and Justin's wedding warms your heart as much as it did ours. Jessica and Justin's casual, chic celebration on Cape Cod featured a private Polish ceremony with their parents followed by a ceremony on the beach overlooking the ocean. What else would be fitting for an oceanside, Cape Cod wedding then a traditional Cape Cod Clambake dinner?

Jessica and Justin Cape Cod Wedding Inspiration | Beachside Wedding and Clambake | Vermont Bride Magazine

Jessica and Justin Cape Cod Wedding Inspiration | Beachside Wedding and Clambake | Vermont Bride Magazine

Jessica and Justin Cape Cod Wedding Inspiration | Beachside Wedding and Clambake | Vermont Bride Magazine

Jessica and Justin Cape Cod Wedding Inspiration | Beachside Wedding and Clambake | Vermont Bride Magazine

Jessica and Justin Cape Cod Wedding Inspiration | Beachside Wedding and Clambake | Vermont Bride Magazine

 

Jessica and Justin Cape Cod Wedding Inspiration | Beachside Wedding and Clambake | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionals | PHOTOGRPAHER: Kelly Cronin Photography | ACCOMMODATIONS, CATERING, VENUE: Chatham Bars Inn

 

Elizabeth and Heather Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Same Sex Marriage | Intimate Bed and Breakfast Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

It seems fitting that Heather and Elizabeth first met while working at a bridal gown store - a fitting omen to their future. Another magical omen occured on the night Heather proposed to Elizabeth, at a Michael Buble concert. What started out as a bad experience with fraudulent tickets turned into the perfect proposal experience, with a cannon firing off red and white hearts exactly as Elizabeth said yes! The couple chose to have their destination wedding in Vermont since it was not legal for them to marry in their home state, and Elizabeth has always loved the East Coast.

The Readmore Inn had everything they were looking for in terms of accommodations and ambiance, and they chose the theme of "Books" to play along with the name of the Inn. Simple and family oriented, everyone stayed with them at the Inn and they enjoyed spending time with those closest to them every morning at breakfast. They shared a bridesmaid and Elizabeth had their florist create a ring corsage for her to carry instead of the traditional bouquet.

Some of their favorite moments from the celebration included;

  • How beautiful the Popolo was for their reception, including vases of flowers that the owner took upon himself to place on each table.
  • The most amazing carrot cake they hadd ever eaten - a naket carrot cake with salted caramel drizzled on top - made by the Popolo.
  • Being able to get dressed up the next day for a second photo shoot with Cricket Polis of Polis Photography, who offered to do that in place of her usual engagement photos since Elizabeth and Heather were from out of state.

Elizabeth and Heather's advice for other couples planning their wedding is; "Make it simple and make you and your partner the priority."

Elizabeth and Heather Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Same Sex Marriage | Intimate Bed and Breakfast Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Elizabeth and Heather Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Same Sex Marriage | Intimate Bed and Breakfast Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Elizabeth and Heather Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Same Sex Marriage | Intimate Bed and Breakfast Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Elizabeth and Heather Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Same Sex Marriage | Intimate Bed and Breakfast Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Elizabeth and Heather Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Same Sex Marriage | Intimate Bed and Breakfast Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Elizabeth and Heather Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Same Sex Marriage | Intimate Bed and Breakfast Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionals | PHOTOGRAPHER: Polis Photography | VENUE & ACCOMMODATIONS: The Readmore Inn | CATERING & CAKE: The Popolo | MUSICIAN: Tim Veurink | WEDDING GOWN: Bridal Warehouse | WEDDING JUMPSUIT: David's Bridal | ALTERATIONS: Alter My Heart | FLORIST: Halladay's Flowers | JEWELRY: Fred Meyer Jewelers

 

 

Ceremony Processional Inspiration Videos | Vermont Bride Magazine | Valentine's Day Inspiration This Valentine’s Day, what could be more romantic to watch than a wedding processional? Here’s a sampler of videos with some fun ways of thinking about the wedding processional! Hopefully these will engage your romantic spirit, enthusiasm, and sense of adventure, while opening up your vision of a wedding processional in some unexpected and fun ways! Everyone loved the wedding of Catherine Middleton and Prince William, so let’s just start there! Catherine’s processional was “I Was Glad When They Said Unto Me” by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, a British composer who lived from 1848-1918 – not your everyday processional music selection! Nor did anything else about their wedding qualify as “everyday.” I love the close-ups of their faces, and what a fun way to start this video processional adventure:

 

Changing gears completely, let’s have a look at an African styled wedding processional, shall we? Love the beat, and check out the stilts at about 1:30! And the smile on that bride – she’s clearly loving every moment:

 

OK – getting mellow again – get out the tissues if you haven’t yet, for this groom singing the bride up the aisle:

 

Get down, everybody, let’s dance:

 

Here’s a traditional Korean wedding – the bride enters at about 1:22:

 

I just love this sweet and mellow processional to a solo flute playing the theme to the movie “Braveheart:”

 

And while we’re in a Scottish theme, anyone for bagpipes?

 

In the next video, the two grooms assembled a large group of musicians, including many talented friends, for a rousing and touching entrance. This one features the musical performance very strongly – the grooms enter at about 10:00:

 

Something to think about: Pachelbel’s Canon is the most popular processional – but so often the folks who love the music only end up hearing a phrase or two before the bride has arrived at the altar. How about delaying the bride’s entrance and give everyone a little chance to anticipate?

 

For contrast again – I love the beat and the mellow sway of this African American processional:

 

The gentle, sweet vocals in this Jewish wedding processional end with the bride circling the groom seven times before the couple moves to the huppah. The Seven Circles is a Jewish tradition representing the seven wedding blessings and seven days of creation, and demonstrating that the groom is the center of her world. I recommend having tissues handy again, before the groom starts singing for the bride’s entrance:

 

And, well, this is Vermont, and we couldn’t be complete without Maria’s processional from “The Sound of Music.” Not sure I’d recommend a tune representing “How do you solve a problem like (name of bride or groom) – but I guess it worked for Julie Andrews, and it does sound lovely in context:

 

Enjoy! And Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Lisa Carlson is a freelance flutist, performing for weddings and other occasions throughout Vermont and beyond, with musical offerings ranging from a quartet of flute with violin, viola and cello, to solo flute, to duos and trios of flute with harp, violin, piano, cello, oboe, and more. She maintains a studio in Montpelier, Vermont, and teaches flute in Vermont, in Lebanon, NH, and online to students worldwide.